75° / Clouds
Sunrise 5:39am
Sunset 8:41pm
1960 CFS Pineville Gauge
1500 CFS Dam Release

November 11, 2023

CFS at the dam 335, CFS at the Pineville gauge started at 570 and only dropped to 550 as of this 4 PM report - opening air temperature was 37 degrees, dipping to 34 degrees at dawn, climbing to a high of only low 40s, now back to 37 degrees - water temperature was 48 degrees at opening - overcast all day, mostly light and variable winds, some periods of fairly strong gusts - we were at our maximum of near 85 guests most of the morning, a lot of them in large groups of friends, with guests starting to leave by mid-afternoon and trickling out slowly thereafter - River Patrol, at 9:30 AM, reported "slow" action throughout the run, with better ("moderate") action the higher up you went in the run - the predominant fish today were Steelhead showing up throughout the run, all moving upriver, with Chinook ("King") salmon showing up in the lower section, holding there, as well as a single Brown Trout today - mostly 1s and 2s, some 3s and 4s, for our guests today, with the best action before 11:30 AM, when it seemed to all shut down . . . there were some guests that reported a very good day, a matter of having the right skills sets and being at the right place at the right time - one very happy guest, accompanied by his friend, reported that he brought to hand a Steelhead that "wouldn't even fit into the net!" - it's those times when all the factors just seem to come together for you, or when you bring that fish of a lifetime to hand, where it makes it all worthwhile . . . featured are young Caleb with one of several Steelhead; and Teruko with a solid Steelhead, guided by DSR Guide Tom Layton of Tom's Guide Service May be an image of 1 person


36° / Clear

Sunrise: 6:53am

Sunset: 4:44pm

550 CFS Pineville Gauge

335 CFS Dam Release